Telipogon andicola

Telipogon andicola

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Telipogoninae
Genus: Telipogon
Species: Tp. andicola
Binomial name
Telipogon andicola
Rchb.f 1855

Telipogon andicola is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Telipogon.


Plant blooms from winter to late spring with a single 3.5 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in the montane forest of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2900 to 3500 meters


Plants are difficult to grow in cultivation because of their difficulty in estabilishment. They require shade and cool to intermediate temperatures depending on the species. Plants require high air circulation to prevent fungal rot and constant misting. Water twice a week during the winter and heavily mist during the summer. Plants can be grown in sphagnum moss but are usually mounted. When mounting keep the plant loose on the slab as they do not like their roots bounded. Keep humidity high. Plant dies back after blooming and then starts growing again at the next growing season.


Common Names: The Andes Residing Telipogon


  1. Telipogon caucanus Schlechter 1920
  2. Telipogon dendriticus Rchb.f 1878
  3. Telipogon ecuadorensis Schlechter 1921

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